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I'm posting this link concerning Rand Paul chickening out of being on "Meet the Press" for the following reason:

"Throughout its history, she said, only two guests have canceled: Louis Farrakhan and Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia."

That's good company for the Tea Bagging Libertarian.

That said, it's probably good for his people to tell him to start shutting the hell up. In the past week, we have learned that Paul (probably both of them) are cool with people being racist as long as they don't beat on people.

Also, disabled folks should just suck it up and not worry about businesses providing access to them.

There shouldn't be a minimum wage in his view, though he's too chicken to admit it.

Oh yeah, President Obama is apparently a racist tyrant for telling British Petroleum they're responsible for dumping millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico (and beyond). Government should just shut up and let companies destroy nature willy nilly according to this guy and folks who agree with his philosophy.

In short, the more we allow Tea Party Treasonous Bigots to speak, the worse they sound.

Rachel Maddow covers this:

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Here's a bit of reminder footage on how Paul thinks racism should be a protected right. Here's a glimpse at one of his racist former spokesmen.

This is the kind of racism Rand Paul is for:

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I know everyone wants to be in love with the Paul family. They put aside the racist history of Ron Paul, and now they're going to try to do the same with (Ayn) Rand Paul. I'm not saying the guy is racist necessarily. He very well might be and I guess he's free to be so. But the real point is that he thinks it's cool for private businessmen to be racist, just as long as they don't beat up anybody.

(To be fair, it goes beyond race. He's against any government intervention on anything. You know, except for the social welfare Medicare payments he gets from his patients.)

That, in essence, is what he said on last night's Rachel Maddow show.

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Here is some followup plus some earlier footage from his primary race where he espouses the same thing:

Plus, an interview on NPR where he keeps trying not to say what we know he's saying.

In short, he doesn't like the government telling people they can't discriminate on the basis or race, sex, gender, disability, etc. Basically, this Tea Party platform goes:

"You can be as racist as you want, as long as you don't leave any marks"

It's the domestic/child abuse philosophy of politics.

Ezra Klein has some more on this.

Basically, what you have is a honest and cruel form of Republicanism:

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